Perhaps Barack Obama’s ‘legacy’ will be that he is the first U.S. President to spend his entire term in office campaigning. Most presidents have entered the White House and grabbed the reins of governance; President Obama has never left the campaign stage. He is on the campaign trail speaking, pressing the flesh, kissing babies and making deals unless he is playing golf or vacationing.
Actually governing isn’t his thing; we’re left to argue about who is doing that – if anyone – while the Prez in on the trail. We know that it isn’t one time Chief Advisor Rham Emanuel; he is back running Chicago insolvent. Someone else is now running America insolvent. It is not the Prez though; he is just running, period.
Let us hasten here to point out that no current Presidential candidate of any stripe including Mr. Trump seems much different. Not one has brought up a substantive proposal to salvage the U.S. economy. None, zero, zilch!
On the other hand, the Prez is lavishing support on a spontaneously and mysteriously appearing political lawn mushroom calling itself: “Black Lives Matter.” It wasn’t there yesterday; today it can produce massive demonstrations nationwide at (carefully selected) black “crisis” events. Such effective spontaneity requires much money and organization that we aren’t supposed to notice. We know that we aren’t supposed to notice because the professionals of the media go to lengths to avoid noticing. Including just now, Bill O’Reilly at Fox News, the anointed Laird of the Democrat’s opposition..
“Black Lives Matter” is concerned about dead blacks, especially if a cop is involved. (Well, provided the cop is white, anyway.) Okay, actually as Glenn Beck has countered: “All Lives Matter” (except aborted babies, of course) but that is not acceptable on the Left at present.
We’re not getting into the argument whether whites are worthy of life, a guaranteed loser, what we are curious about is, who’s paying for and organizing these omnipresent and expensive “Black Lives Matter” demonstrations?
Some subsidiary questions occur to us too: Is there any connection to the erstwhile “Occupy Wall Street” demos of a few years ago? To the Ferguson demos? An awful lot of money and professional organizing time and effort is on display and no one seems to want to notice. Including those allegedly opposed to whatever is onstage. Makes us wonder …
It strikes us a lot like the GOP mad rush to repeal Obamacare that they all voted against before they had control of Congress. It only passed when the Democrats had control right? Now, the GOP has control; has Obamcare been repealed as promised? (You might wish to consider that a bit.)
“Black Lives Matter” seems to be more accurately “White Lives Shouldn’t Matter,” seems to us. That figures; the only guy paying any attention to whites is the one being castigated for doing it: Donald Trump. And even he is posturing, avoiding the real issue of living on deficits. Well, he’s against it, but he’s offered no more real solutions than have the rest of them. And they’re against it too, but nevertheless it continues. Yeah.
It’s a show, folks; the reviews stink but we keep on paying for tickets anyway. What does that make us?